|Major:||Linguistics & Nursing|
Tied for ninth in the Huskies' career points record, Breanne Fortiguerra Sanderson's scoring prowess is even more impressive considering she was a four-year defenseman for the Huskies' women's ice hockey team. A rare four-year captain, Sanderson's leadership was evident helping USM to a record of 52-34-8, including a record 16 wins during the 2001-2002 season.
At the conclusion of her career, Sanderson held the Huskies' career records for goals (18), assists (35) and points for defenseman. As a freshman, Sanderson made her mark early scoring six goals and passing off nine assists for 15 points, including a school-record tying mark for points in a period notching two goals and an assist on February 13, 1999 in a 5-1 victory at Bates College. In her final season (2001-2002), Sanderson totaled six goals and a career-best 13 assists. She finished her career with five game-winning goals, which is tied for sixth overall in program history.
A William B. Wise Scholar Athlete during her career, Sanderson earned her Bachelor's degree in Linguistics (with a focus in Sign Language Interpretation) in 2003, and then went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Nursing at Southern Maine in 2013.